I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – Official Report from Quincy IL
Quincy was on assignment last week and was asked to attend Dina Manzo’s Project Ladybug event at the Hyatt in downtown Chicago, unfortunately Quincy got her dates a bit mixed up and went a week early, we bumbling bunch of hobby bloggers screwed up again. I kid I kid… Here’s Quincy’s hysterical blog:
Last week, many brave board members braved the cold and the huge Christmas shopping crowds in Manhattan and Quincy, IL, to see if Jill Zarin bedding had made it to our local Bed, Bath and Beyond stores. WSL wore designer clothes on her spy mission. I wore a black ensemble (it makes you look thinner and more like a spy.)
In the fine tradition of “I hate Jill Zarin’s” board members adventure with Bravo’s reality housewives, I am in my hotel room in the Hyatt in downtown Chicago right next to my bathroom whispering to my friends on the board about the visit of Dina Manzo of NJ and her Christmas elf, Jen Zen Sales next week. That’s right I am here one week too soon, but I want to share the adventure in Chicago that Dinah might have next week.
We arrived (after missing the entrance to the hotel and having to go around the block once) and were helped by Allen, the captain of the parking attendants, who will no doubt be the parking attendant helping Dinah unload her many suitcases for her two day stay at the Hyatt for a fundraiser next week. Allen was very unenthusiastic when I handed him the two singles for the two rolling suitcases that I chose to roll to the front desk, but he will be very happy when he gets the 20 for taking all of the luggage in for Dina next week.
I got caught in the front door and my husband dropped his fake fur cap when he was at the front desk, but Dinah will have people to handle her registration and she will probably sit in the lounge area talking on her phone to Lexie. I love the chandeliers and kept staring at the silver Christmas ornaments in glass containers, but Dina, who has a chandelier in her bedroom walk in closet will not be as impressed. I touched a giant white poinsettia to see if it was real. It was. Dinah will see a real giant white poinsettia next week when she visits Chicago next week.
We met three large Midwestern housewives in the elevator going to our 15th floor room. Because I lost weight, there was no violation of the weight limits in the glass lined elevator although it did seem to have a little trouble on lift off. Dinah will ride alone with her assistant as I’m sure no one is allowed in an elevator carrying Bravo’s precious cargo.
We are staying in a very nice room, but Dinah, representing her charity, will probably stay in one of the many suites on the highest level. You need to be taken to that area by bellmen so I could not look at the hallway going to Dinah’s suite, but my hallway had blue carpets and was very nicely lit. I bet her carpet is a tad nicer, probably gold colored carpet. I bet she will have another live poinsettia on the floor when her elevator arrives. There were not Christmas decorations on my floor.
Looking over the room service menu, I see that Dinah will be able to order pizza, fine cuisine, and magnums of champagne. My husband told me to put the room service menu down. I have to walk to restaurants if I want to eat. I read it quickly though and she can order a complete steak dinner with all of the fixings for sixty bucks.
Dina can also visit the Club for Fitness if she brings her room key. There are many machines that I don’t know how to use, but a man showed me how to turn on a stair machine and he even showed me how to adjust the speed. There is a pool, but Dinah visited a pool in Atlantic City to enjoy the sun and pool side drinks. The sun was not available when I swam.
I walked the hallways of the convention area which were completely empty. I’m sure next Sat. the hallways will be filled with anxious Chicagoans each with thirty dollars cash in their hands waiting to fork it over to Diana to help pay the expenses of Project Lady Bug and help children with cancer. The bathroom in the convention center was very nice and very clean. I wanted to text the board from the bathroom, but I only makes know how to make phone calls. I took a photo, but I don’t know how to put it on the net. Next week, Dinah might use that bathroom. I wonder how I can delete the bathroom photo from my phone.
Just off of the main lobby there was a convenience store with some over the counter medicines that Dina could buy. They have a cooler full of bottled items, but I have a feeling the Project Ladybug will be covering mini bar expenses too.
I can’t stay until next Sat. for a real report, but I watched a black limo pull up and a nice looking blond woman got out of her car wearing a full length mink coat. She had a lot of luggage and she probably was staying in a suite while she was visiting. It wasn’t Dina, but Allen did look happy taking the tip her husband/significant other/ sugar daddy handed him. I smiled at the blond lady and she smiled back. Next week, Dinah will come out of the blisteringly cold Chicago lake wind and smile at the first grandmother that she sees.
As most of you know by now, Jill Zarin’s flight to Chicago was cancelled this morning, not just delayed but completely cancelled…or so she says LOL
Here’s her Tweets:
@JillZarin: My flighted to Chicago has been CANCELLED Due to weather. I am SO SORRY to all my fans but will reschedule. We make plans and God Laughs
@JillZarin: We are trying to come up with solution. We could SKYPE in so we can TAWK! Like that? only in 2010 kids only in 2010
I doubt folks who paid $100 each to see Jill Zarin will be satisfied with seeing her on a TV screen, I also doubt that God cares whether or not Jill made it to Chicago. I could be wrong. I do hope she reschedules, I am sure that would be the preferred alternative to returning all the ticket money.
If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to listen to my radio podcast, just released this week my interview with Tabatha Coffey of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. You can find it here:
REALITY BUZZ with LYNN HUDSON featuring Salon Queen TABATHA COFFEY http://j.mp/eQhe7x
Coming this week, Reality Buzz with Lynn Hudson is very proud to bring you my interview with Sonja Morgan of The Real Housewives of New York. I will post the link as soon as it is released.
Finally, my latest contribution to the professional blogging world is my Portrait of Camille Grammer of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills:
Portrait of a Housewife – Camille Grammer @ http://look.ac/hie17m
Until Next Time….